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Pyeongchang Olympics ‘already target of hackers’

Hackers have already begun targeting the Pyeongchang Olympic Games with malware-infected e-mail aimed at stealing passwords or financial information.

Hackers have already begun targeting the Pyeongchang Olympic Games with malware-infected e-mail which may be aimed at stealing passwords or financial information, researchers said.

Security firm McAfee said in a report that several organisations associated with the Olympics had received malicious e-mail, with the primary target being groups affiliated with ice hockey.

The majority of these organisations (targeted) had some association with the Olympics, either in providing infrastructure or in a supporting role,” the McAfee report said.

The attackers appear to be casting a wide net with this campaign.

McAfee said the e-mails came, in fact, from an address in Singapore, and instructed readers to open a text document in Korean.

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